Let’s Talk About the STUFF!
What a weekend! Since my last update, we’ve raised over $18k - that’s amazing! We’re thrilled at how this campaign is rocketing along.
In today’s update, I’m going to talk more about the GM Kit, the Dice set, and the Special Edition version of the SCRPG core rulebook. I’ve also got a cool video to show you! So, let’s get right into it.
SCRPG GM Kit
I’m really excited about the contents of this kit. The GM screen is super useful, complete with sections on how to use each of the actions, as well as tips and tools for creating both Minions and Twists on the fly.
Making Twists on the fly is one of the most fun parts of GMing, in my opinion, but having some helpful guidelines and ideas right at hand while running a game makes it even easier!
The dry-erase elements are also incredibly useful. There’s a two-sided scene tracker: one side with the “standard” Green / Yellow / Red zone spaces, and the other with all white spaces so you can create lengths of the GYRO zones for whatever type of scene you want to run.
There are also dry erase cards for challenges, minions, and lieutenants. AND! Blank dry erase cards! Why am I so excited about blank cards? Come on, think of the possibilities! Mainly, I plan on using them to write hero names on and put them in front of each hero player to indicate when they take their turns in the action order, but the possibilities are nigh endless!
On top of all that, you also get SO MANY fillable hero and villain character sheets. One hundred of each! This way, instead of having to print them off, you get official sheets in full color.
We actually just got a “white sample” of the GM kit here in the office! (“White sample” is a print industry term. It means that this is the physical product that we’re making, but with none of the printing on it - just all white.) Check it out!
That’s a bunch of great stuff, and the box is the same height as the books will be, so they’ll all go nicely on a shelf together.
SCRPG Dice Set
Look at these dice.
I’m just a sucker for dice with comic book lettering on them. Or numbering, rather. We did dice like this for Sentinel Tactics, and they looked great - these are WAY better. They’re bigger, easier to read, and they’ve got an array of thematically appropriate colors. Also, as a little nod to the way the game works, the 10-sided dice go from 1 to 10, rather than from 0 to 9 as most 10-sided dice do. So, that’s cool.
I’m looking forward to having a set of these dice myself!
Special Edition SCRPG Core Rulebook
So, first thing first: the content of the Special Edition core rulebook is the same as the content of the standard core rulebook. There isn’t anything I’d want left out of the rulebook - the text is as it is. So! Everything special comes in the physical elements of the book.
The thick leather cover stands out and feels weighty, and the blue foil printing really makes this book pop off the shelf. And on the inside front and back cover flap pages that are usually just blank in hardcover books, we’ll be printing sweet Sentinel Comics art.
But the real workhorse of the special edition is the ribbons.
Those ribbons are going to find their homes quickly. If you’re primarily using this book for hero creation, they’ll likely live at the master list of Powers and Qualities (which is immediately opposite the page showing the overview of the guided hero creation process, so that ribbon’s pulling double duty), the “how to calculate health” page, the start of the list of Principles, and the section on hero advancement. If you’re more using this book for GMing, they might live at the part of chapter 4 on twists, the section on doomsday devices, the Bullpen section about minions, and the Bullpen section on villains. And that’s just some of the options - those ribbons are going to be so helpful. Also! I talked to Jenn about it, and we’re going to get the colors of the ribbons to be Sentinel Comics appropriate: Green, Yellow, Red, and Sentinel Comics blue.
Personally, I’m probably going to have a copy of the Special Edition for me to use while GMing and another copy of the standard edition to hand out to players.
Recently, Adam and I sat down with our phenomenal videographer Trevor and made a few overview videos, each talking about a part of the creation of this game. Here’s the first one!
I’ll share another one of each of the videos on Wednesday and Friday later this week!
More Hero Character Creation Preview with Dave!
Dave’s done it again! He’s shown off the hero creation process to another fine set of folks! The Dragon’s Demize podcast had Dave on and they made a team of heroes together! Check it out!
I’m looking forward to talking about our story plans on Wednesday, and I hope you are, too! See you then!